An Exhibition by Damian Byrne
From Tuesday 25th September to Sunday 7th October 2007
Signal Arts Centre presents an exhibition of paintings by Damian Byrne. Damian says his main influences and inspiration is Irish Folklore and the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow. Damian sees his work as a celebration of Irish culture, colour and passion, working with various media; oil pastel, ink, printed stencils, acrylic, gold and silver paint. Attention to detail and colour is illuminating, and a clear understanding of the amount of time taken is clearly evident. The passion and almost obsession for the Irish legends, both mythical and once living, is central with the span of Damian Byrne's preoccupation as an artist.
Damian was born in Dublin, where he lives and works today. Damian studied at the Ballyfermot College of Further Education and graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Computer Animation in 2004. He then turned his attention to painting, self-taught, he studied in the galleries of Spain and Holland, but mainly the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, where he is a frequent visitor.
Damian's Exhibitions to date include Dublin Docklands Festival, I.F.S.C. 2005, Festival of World Cultures in Dun Laoghaire August 2005, Peoples Gallery Powerscourt Town House in Dublin, Galleria (contemporary interior design), South William Street, Dublin, Clontarf Art Exhibition 2007, Microsoft Ireland Art Exhibition May 2007, Irish Art Compendium featured artist, May 2007 and Merrion Square, Dublin ongoing exhibition every Sunday, 2005 to date.
'My approach to painting is from a long period of research and reading in galleries and other places of solitude, then to almost catapult myself, chasing the paint brush around the canvas in an attempt to bring my thoughts to a formal conclusion'
Opening Reception: Friday 28th September 7-9pm